September 20, 2017, 9:00 am Filed Under: Project Profile

Project Profile: Robb Home

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Michelle Robb is no ordinary homeowner – perhaps you even recognize her name. As our very own Director of Residential Marketing, Robb knows HVAC inside and out. So you can understand what a vote of confidence it is that, when faced with replacing her home’s old HVAC system, she chose none other than our Diamond Comfort System™.

The selected Diamond Comfort System, comprised of MXZ outdoor units and a combination of MVZ and SEZ indoor units, offered Robb true zoning. She said, “There are two of us in the home: my 84-year-old mom and me. I’m not home much, so we were conditioning an entire home when only one person was there during the day.”

Zoned technology also offered Robb something she wasn’t seeing much with other manufacturers: the option for ducted units with an INVERTER-driven compressor. She said, “A multi-position unit would work when nothing else would. Most of the time, we live in the den/kitchen area. There wasn’t a wall location that lent itself to a wall-mounted unit. And I’d done major renovations to the ceiling, so no space could accommodate a lay-in. Multi-position was it!”

Since installation, Robb has been controlling her units through our kumo cloud™ programmable controller app. “I didn’t want anything on the walls – aesthetically – so Mitsubishi Electric’s kumo cloud app was great. But my mom needed to control her area not through an app. Obviously, I want my mom to be comfortable, which meant her own set of controls. So she now has her own zone with her own wall-mounted controller.”

Between the zoning and controls options, Robb and her mother are enjoying true personalized comfort. To learn more about the project, check out the case study here.

September 13, 2017, 9:00 am Filed Under: Industry News

Designing For The Students of Today

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According to School Planning & Management magazine, there’s a direct connection between students’ physical environment and their academic achievement. An environment that encourages collaborative and individual learning has become the standard for today’s schools. As educators are working to encourage these types of learning within the classroom, so can architects with facility design and selection of mechanical systems.

Architects are challenged to design environments that include a combination of flexible spaces, such as open and private classrooms, as well as individual and collaborative study rooms. Architects often include design elements that evoke a feeling of openness for students, such as glass or natural lighting. These design elements, among others, allow students to see and interact with their surroundings, creating visual and social connectivity.

Architects also can consider highly efficient mechanical systems for the facility. Over the course of a school day, occupancy levels within a space vary, and such extremes can make it difficult to keep a space comfortable for students. Therefore, an HVAC system that meets a student’s comfort needs can enhance the educational experience. HVAC systems, such as Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology, maximize square footage while offering the individual control, zoning capabilities and quiet operation necessary for an educational facility.

With flexible spaces and efficient mechanical equipment, architects are able to design the ideal educational environment for today’s students. At Mitsubishi Electric, we support architects’ plans for these applications. Learn more about applying smart technologies in our most recent White Paper, “Variable Refrigerant Flow: A Versatile HVAC Solution for K-12 Educational Facilities.”

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September 6, 2017, 9:00 am Filed Under: Project Profile

Project Profile: Olsen Residence

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Gregg Olsen is a partner with Larry March in Eagle Services, Gilbert, Arizona – a business that offers plumbing, electrical and air conditioning. That experience meant that when it came time to design his new, 3,450-square-foot house, Olsen designed not just the overall layout, but also the actual systems behind its walls. When it came to HVAC, he had three needs: indoor air quality, dollar value and zones. Olsen felt that our Zoned Comfort Solutions met all his needs. It’s a product he knew well after installing it for so many of his own customers.

“I’ve always liked the idea of Mitsubishi [Electric] ductless. These systems give you the ability to cool individual zones,” said Olsen. For the 10 zones in his personal home, some areas can be turned off while others are providing cooling or heating. Everyone can be comfortable, and the Olsens’ only pay to condition the rooms that are occupied. “That is just a much more appealing system than a conventional system. You’re not throwing air where it doesn’t need to go. It’s a no-brainer.”

Olsen trusted our zoned technology, specifically, after years of personal experience from the HVAC contractor side. “When you look at other brands, their infrastructure is not as defined. My company’s history with Mitsubishi [Electric] dates back seven and a half years; we’ve seen that the infrastructure is all there. Parts are readily available, making it easier to begin and complete a project, and to quickly handle any repairs that occur down the line.”

Now, Olsen is his own happy customer. “The system works great. It’s extremely energy-efficient, and that ability to cool rooms when you’re in them has been absolutely perfect. The system maintains the temperature while operating so quietly you hardly know it’s on.”

To read more about the project and how the Olsens’ bills are almost 30 percent less than their neighbors’, check out the case study here.

September 4, 2017, 9:00 am Filed Under: Holiday

Happy Labor Day!

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August 30, 2017, 9:00 am Filed Under: Corporate News

Latest News from Mitsubishi Electric

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Be Sure to Sign Up for the September Webinars!

Registration for our free, hour-long webinars is open! Topics will include: water-source Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF), building controls, wellness in educational facilities and ventilation.

  • On, Sept. 62:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDTThe NEWS will host our own Kevin Miskewicz, LEED® Green Associate and director, commercial marketing, and Charlie Landherr, sales manager, commercial, to discuss water-source VRF technology. Attendees will receive an overview of water source VRF and the development of technological advances of VRF within the industry.

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  • On, Sept. 142:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDTFacility Executive will host a webinar with Kevin Miskewicz and our own Ed Blair, solutions training manager, to discuss building controls. Attendees will learn the evolution of building controls systems and how today’s innovations offer another level of building management.

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  • On, Sept. 18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT, The National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) will host a webinar with Kevin Miskewicz and a representative of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. to discuss how recent developments in tunable LEDs and Dedicated Outside Air Systems can improve health and wellness in educational facilities.

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  • On, Sept. 20, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT, Kevin Miskewicz and our own Joe Cefaly, manager, OEM applications, will discuss ventilation with Business Energy. Attendees will learn about current trends and the future of ventilation.

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August 28, 2017, 9:00 am Filed Under: Corporate News

Latest News from Mitsubishi Electric

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Zoned Comfort Cash

The deadline is Friday, September 8 for contractors participating in our “Zoned Comfort Cash” incentive program to submit their claims.

For every single- or multi-zone M-Series outdoor unit, or MVZ and PVA air handler, purchased within the program dates of July 20 – August 18, contractors will be rewarded with credit onto a reloadable pre-paid VISA card.

Contractors may register claims on www.ductlessrewards.com. Contractors will need to upload, email or fax in proof of purchase for verification. Units must be purchased during program dates, and proof of purchase includes one of the following: shipping receipt, invoice or packing list.

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August 23, 2017, 9:00 am Filed Under: Corporate News

DIY Network’s The Ultimate Retreat

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Photography: Photos © 2017 Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved.

On Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont, sits the new 2017 DIY Network Ultimate Retreat, a wooded ranch-style home that offers incredible lakeside views and superior personalized comfort. This year, the DIY Network renovated an outdated 1960s two-bedroom, two-bath home into a tranquil yet sophisticated getaway. After filling the home with a mix of contemporary and vintage elements, licensed contractor and DIY Network star Jason Cameron created a vacation home that expresses a traditional atmosphere with a modern edge.

The project team selected our Zoned Comfort Solutions™, featuring our Hyper-Heating INVERTER® technology, to give the occupants comfort throughout every square foot of the house. They took advantage of our ductless and ducted units, and were able to match an ideal style for each room. Styles included our wall- and floor-mounted, ceiling-cassette and the multi-position ducted air handler. The project team also selected our programmable controller app, kumo cloud™, to provide the homeowner reliable personalized comfort in any kind of weather.

Now with tremendous energy efficiency and custom comfort, this retrofitted home is relaxing all year long. To read more about our cooling and heating technology in the Ultimate Retreat, check out our dedicated website to the project.

To watch the renovation process, check out the DIY Network every Monday night in August at 8:00 p.m. ET on. The renovation will start with the kitchen and family room, followed by the master bedroom and exterior. The whole-house renovation will air on Mon., Aug. 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET. You can also read about it in the September issue of HGTV magazine.

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August 16, 2017, 9:00 am Filed Under: Corporate News

Operation Finally Home – The Carlton Family

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In June, U.S. Army, Chief Warrant Officer Two, Daniel Carlton and his family were welcomed into their new home in New Braunfels, Texas. The home was built and gifted by Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH), a non-profit organization focused on building mortgage-free homes for veterans.

During Carlton’s second tour in Afghanistan, he sustained a gunshot wound with shrapnel in his left hand and suffered various hand fractures. In November 2012, Carlton was injured by two improvised explosive devices (IED), which resulted in the amputation of his left leg above the knee, loss of use of his right leg, hand fractures, burns and a traumatic brain injury. Carlton honorably retired after serving more than 15 years of service in the Army. Due to the severity of injuries he sustained, Carlton requires basic medical services, such as occasional X-rays and work with his prosthetics on a regular basis.

To make the Carlton’s new mortgage-free house feel like home, he and his family needed a superior cooling and heating system. Our Zoned Comfort Solutions™ allows Carlton and his family to be comfortable in each space of their home, making comfort personal.

We are honored that our products have had a part in the OFH initiative since 2014 and we’re excited to welcome the Carlton family home.

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August 9, 2017, 9:00 am Filed Under: Industry News

The Trend Toward Green

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Every year, it seems, there’s a new green rating program for homes. A long but still incomplete list includes: DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, EarthCraft, ENERGY STAR®, GreenStar, HERS®, LEED® for Homes, Living Building Challenge™, National Green Building Standard™ and Passive House. In short, builders and homeowners are going green.

Recent studies corroborate this trend. In 2016, McGraw Hill surveyed 116 builders regarding their green building practices. Over a third of those builders completed green projects, which accounted for more than 60 percent of their business. By 2018, the percentage of green projects completed by those builders is expected to rise to 90 percent. Over the same period, just 16 percent of builders are expected not to embrace green building.

The U.S. Green Building Council has attempted to understand why builders and homeowners have sustainability in mind. The top reasons driving this upswing in green building include strong market demand, homeowner cost savings, health, building codes and property values. There doesn’t appear to be one single reason the market is going green, but there is a theme among the reasons: to build and live sustainably.

It helps that green building goes hand-in-hand with advancing technology and decreasing footprints. We’re in an era of high expectations when it comes to convenience, which ultimately means that technology – and often-smart technology – must be integrated throughout a space. It’s also an era of smaller houses as homeowners look to control costs, locate themselves more centrally and live meaningfully. The result is that builders are tasked with providing homes that meet all of the market’s previous demands, but that are also contemporary when it comes to technology and footprint.

Fortunately, builders have tools at their disposal to solve this challenge. Manufacturers are offering mobile apps, products and even entire mechanical systems that help builders create homes they can stand by, and homes people want.

If you want to read more about the continual rise in sustainable building and living, check out our Builder newsletter here.

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August 2, 2017, 9:00 am Filed Under: Project Profile

Project Profile: Treat House

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Natalie and Tom Treat wanted an eco-friendly and sustainable home – “something as net-zero as possible,” Tom said. When they couldn’t find such a house in their price range, and their exploration into retrofitting a house to be green came up empty, the couple decided to buy land and build an affordable, energy-efficient modular home in Salisbury, Massachusetts. For cooling and heating, the couple selected our Zoned Comfort Solutions. The result is what Natalie called a “modern, low-impact home that we feel very lucky to live in.”

Even before the project, Natalie was knowledgeable about zoned technology given her job with Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. “My organization does a lot of work on market strategies to advance energy efficiency. So I was aware of the value of heat pumps, and of Mitsubishi Electric specifically . . . I’ve long known that Mitsubishi Electric is an industry leader. They have a high-quality product. They’ve also been involved in moving the bar forward in terms of market research. So they’re a leader in a lot of ways.”

The Treats opted for a Hyper-Heating INVERTER (H2i®) system for its proven operation during Massachusetts’ cold winters. Reliable comfort has been especially important to the couple since welcoming their first child. Natalie said, “Having a baby necessitated putting the set point a little higher. It’s nice to be in a warm house.”

Thanks to the efficient equipment along with plenty of insulation, a higher wintertime set point hasn’t meant a high-energy bill. Natalie said, “We had a utility bill of something like $300. We were asking our neighbor about it and he said, ‘Are you kidding me? Our bill was $1,300.’ So we’re doing pretty well from a cost perspective . . . The whole Mitsubishi Electric experience has been wonderful.”

To read more about the Treats’ experience, including seeing what their circuit monitoring has shown about system performance, check out the case study here.

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